Essays about: "permaculture"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 24 essays containing the word permaculture.

  1. 1. Boundaries of Knowledge : Foreign-Local Knowledge Exchange through Community Cooperation in Rural Guatemala

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Kulturgeografiska institutionen

    Author : Johan Blad; [2019]
    Keywords : foreign-local knowledge exchange; social learning systems; agriculture; community; Guatemala;

    Abstract : This thesis studies the learning process between foreign and local knowledge in a community of organic farmers by the name Atitlán Organics in Tzununa, rural Guatemala. Foreign settlers with formal education and contemporary farming experience work alongside indigenous local Guatemalan farmers in this community, which also takes on international volunteer workers. READ MORE

  2. 2. Benefits and challenges of practicing permaculture : – the perspectives of both immigrants and indigenous people

    University essay from Högskolan i Jönköping/HLK, Globala studier; Högskolan i Jönköping/HLK, Globala studier

    Author : Johanna Jerner; Anna Bitic; [2019]
    Keywords : Permaculture; Guatemala;

    Abstract : Modern agricultural production is being intensified worldwide and is often based on monoculture cultivation and the use of chemical pesticides. In Guatemala, the access to land suitable for farming is limited and many people struggle with land acquisition, malnutrition and discrimination. READ MORE

  3. 3. Hållbara produktionssystem i bostadsnära natur : ett gestaltningsförslag där odling integreras i rekreativ naturpark

    University essay from SLU/Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management (from 130101)

    Author : Rebecca Eriksson; [2019]
    Keywords : permakultur; skogsjordbruk; skogsträdgård; odlingssystem; produktionssystem; urban odling; bostadsnära natur; rekreation;

    Abstract : Det här examensarbetet syftar till att undersöka hur odlingssystem kan integreras i bostadsnära naturområden. Naturområden utgör viktiga stadsbyggnadselement i växande städer. READ MORE

  4. 4. Exploring Agroecology : agroecology, urban agriculture and farming in secluded areas

    University essay from SLU/Department of Biosystems and Technology (from 130101)

    Author : Sixten Lundqvist; [2018]
    Keywords : agroecology; urban farming; localization; nutrients; farming systems; farming strategies; permaculture;

    Abstract : Agroecology, due to its framework and prerequisites, is a limited set of principles with lacking flexibility. Its objective is to create fairer food networks, that are sustainable, on a global scale yet it is seldom seen in practice. Its unconventional means are not convincing enough to engage larger amounts of people who partake in agriculture. READ MORE

  5. 5. The quest for sustainability – a critical reading of permaculture literature

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för geovetenskaper

    Author : Tove Janzon; [2018]
    Keywords : Sustainable development; Permaculture; Critical reading; Natural resources; Growth; Limits;

    Abstract : The permaculture concept was coined by Australian scientists Bill Mollison and David Holmgren in 1978. In the beginning, permaculture was presented as a framework for designing self-sustaining cultivation systems which mimic natural ecosystems in as much as possible, in order to make the most use of existing natural resources and minimize the harm done to nature by the agricultural processes. READ MORE